Showing posts from October, 2017

Safety | Protect Your Hearing

Say What?  We don’t often worry about our hearing until later in life, but according to the CDC, at least 10 million adults in the U.S. (6 percent of the population) under age 70 – and perhaps as many as 40 million adults (24 percent) – may have hearing loss from noise in one or both ears. 1 This may seem surprising, but hearing loss because of noise can happen in many ways. When you do think of noise-induced hearing loss, we often assume it occurs from a one-time event, like being too close to the stage at a concert. However, most noise-induced hearing loss does not occur because of a one-time occurrence. It slowly affects us over time withmuch warning. Once you damage your hearing, you can’t fix it. Luckily though, there are actions we can all take to prevent noise induced hearing loss. Three key steps can help protect your hearing according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: lower the volume, move away, and wear hearing protectors.  These steps are simple

Hello | Welcome to Behind the Wheel

Hello & Welcome Welcome to Behind the Wheel, Stellana’s entry into the blogosphere. Our goal for the articles we post is to help the industries we serve understand our products, processes and people better. We understand how integral our products are to your organizations and products; and yet, how little useful information is available to you and your customers. Through these articles we intend to illustrate the work that goes into the production of the wheels you use. We want to explain what happens “behind the wheel” so you can better understand our products and better serve your customers.  Topics to be covered: What is Polyurethane Polyurethane Wheels and Safety Failure Mode Analysis Polyurethane Grade Selection Processing Parameters and Quality Assurance Tread Treatments Data for Sales At Stellana our goal is to be a tool for you and your organization. We want our products and services to make you better. As such, we will use this blog to improve your understa